Ramallah- Clashes broke out overnight as hundreds of Israelis visited a religious site in the occupied West Bank, the occupation regime and Palestinian sources said Thursday.

Around 1,500 Jewish Israelis visited the Joseph’s Tomb site near Nablus in the northern West Bank late Wednesday, protected by Israeli occupation soldiers, the army said.

More than 20 Palestinians were injured, including two journalists, a Palestinian medical source said.

The tomb is holy to Jews but is deep inside the West Bank, territory that is supposed to form a key part of a future Palestinian state.

The Israeli occupation army regularly carries out raids inside Nablus and other Palestinian cities.